Current Resources Available — Free Funding Webinar Series
As funding streams tighten, alternate resources to promote college readiness is a focus area for many. See below to access a free Funding 101 webinar series, designed to give tips and strategies for federal grant-writing and foundation fundraising. Hear from expert members of the Outreach Team along with some practitioners from both K-12 and Higher Education. In addition, you can access previously produced webinars for currently active grants.
|Topic||Description||WebEx link for attendees|
|Race To the Top District Grant||Webinar and Technical Assitance on the Draft Guidance of the grant released by the USDoE on May 21, 2012||Recording: Click here
Copy of Power Point (pdf/7.2MB)
|Foundation Funding 101||Begin your understanding of funding streams external from federal and state monies||Recording: Click here|
|Foundation Funding 201||Advanced training of funding streams external from federal and state monies||Copy of Power Point Presentation (pptx/731K)|
|Grants 101a: Intro, Need for the Project and Project Design||Learn how to craft a dynamic needs statement from static data and use it to inform project design.||Recording: Click here|
|Grants 101b: Adequacy of Resources, Management Plan and Budget||Learn how to organize and describe the resources that your district brings to a project, how you intend to manage the project, and how to align your budget with your project plan, goals, and objectives.||Recording: Click here|
|Grants 101c: Evaluation and Sustainability||Explore the components of an exceptional grant evaluation and learn how to plan for successful project sustainability||Copy of Power Point Presentation (pptx/1.3MB)|
|i3 Investing In Innovation Technical Assistance webinar||Learn about the basics of the i3 grant, the changes as compared with last year, and gain helpful tips for your proposal||Copy of Power Point Presentation (pdf/417KB)
|Grants 101d: Finalization and Submission: Tips and Strategies||Learn how to polish your draft into a powerful and compelling proposal that will win a grant!||Copy of Power Point Presentation (pdf/274KB)|
Formula Funding Streams We Serve
The College Board can help every student in your school or district meet and exceed federal accountability standards. College Board programs bring a high level of quality and accountability to a district's teaching and learning programs that are closely aligned with federal provisions and expectations. These programs are designed so that ALL students are prepared for challenging course work at the college level.
|Federal Funding Program||Program Subtitle||College Board Programs|
|Title I, Part A||Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)|
|Title I, Part G||Improving Access to High Standards|
|Title II, Part A||Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
Additional one-page description of College Board services related to Title 1.
|Title II, Part B||Math and Science Partnerships|
|Title II, Part D||Enhancing Education Through Technology Program|
|Title IV, Part B||Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers|
|Title IV, Part B subpart 1||Small Rural Schools Achievement|
|Title VII, Part E||College Access Challenge Grant|
|Federal Funding Brochure|
Note: The Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. Additional information on the above grant opportunities and federal funding can be found in this guide or by visiting www.edpubs.gov.
Each year, the federal government allocates significant funding for the support and improvement of American education. Through grants to various entities, the awards serve a variety of purposes from promoting innovative services that provide rigor and college and career readiness to supporting low-performing schools.
Competitive Grant Opportunities We Serve
- CLOSEDTrade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program
- CLOSEDi3 Investing in Innovation
- CLOSEDRace to the Top
- CLOSEDAdvanced Placement Incentive Grants (APIP)
- CLOSEDGEAR UP
- CLOSEDCharter School Program (CSP)
- ACTIVECurrent Private/Foundation Grants that support Advanced Placement Programs.
- CLOSEDRace to the Top District
- ACTIVEMagnet School Assistance Program Grant (MSAP)
"The APIP grant has been instrumental in bridging the education gap between traditionally underserved students and their counterparts. The grant has helped to increase participation and success in a more rigorous curriculum for all students by providing timely and effective interventions, a more diverse and focused instructional unit, successful methodologies to deliver this instruction and the personalization of the academic experience for all. Galveston ISD has seen significant increases in AP enrollment, AP test taking and AP test success in every year of the grant's implementation."
James Connor, Director, Advanced Academics, Galveston Independent School District, Texas
Grants Available for Support
These grants are currently closed. If you see a need for the College Board to provide services under a grant you have won, please contact your Director of State and District Strategy and Outreach. Click The Outreach Team at the top of the page.
Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP)
Purpose: Supports activities that increase participation of low-income students in both Pre-AP® and AP® courses and exams. Grants support the development, enhancement or expansion of Pre-AP and AP courses in ELA, mathematics, science and other subject areas.
Grantees: SEAs, LEAs or national nonprofit education organizations. Learn More >>
Race to the Top
Purpose: Encourages and rewards states that are significantly improving student outcomes and creating conditions for education reform through four assurances: data systems, rigorous curricula, teacher and leader effectiveness, and turning around struggling schools.
Grantees: State education agencies (SEAs), LEAs, consortia of schools and nonprofits in partnership with school districts or consortia of schools. Learn More >>
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Purpose: Awards grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. Designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education, GEAR UP grants serve a cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and following the cohort through high school.
Grantees: SEAs, partnerships between institutes of higher education, LEAs and community organizations.Learn More >>
Race to the Top District
Purpose: Building on the success of the Race to the Top state grants, the U.S. Department of Education will soon release a Race to the Top District Competition (RttT-D). These grants will support bold, locally directed improvements in teaching and learning that will directly improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
Grantees: Local Education Agencies (LEAs such as public schools and/or districts" and consortia of LEAs.
Charter School Grants (CSP)
Purpose: The Charter Schools Program's Non-State Educational Agency Competition provides grants directly to charter schools so they can plan, design, and complete the initial implementation of their school.Learn More >>
â€œGrants such as APIP, SLC and GEAR UP were essential building blocks in funding the services and programs necessary to create our college-going culture. In 2011, Hillsborough had the largest annual increase in AP Exam passing rates in the nation; the number of students scoring 3 or higher increased by 1,814 students; and during the same time period the number of students taking AP courses and exams increased 19 percent.
Eric Bergholm, General Director for Advanced Academic Access, Hillsborough County Schools, Fla.
i3 Investing in Innovation
Purpose: Supports the development, implementation, replication and further evaluation of promising innovative practices, as well as the expansion of best practices. The i3 program offers three types of competitive grants to fund programs that improve academic achievement for high-need students: Scale-Up Grants, Validation Grants and Development Grant.
Grantees: Local education agencies (LEAs), consortia of schools and nonprofits in partnership with school districts or consortia of schools.Learn More >>
Magnet School Assistance Program Grant
Purpose: The Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) — offers a competitive grant to eligible local educational agencies to establish and operate magnet schools that are under a court-ordered or federally-approved voluntary desegregation plan. Learn More >>
Grantees: "Local educational agencies (LEAs) or a consortium of same currently implementing a voluntary or court-ordered desegregation plan"
The Outreach Team
In response to state and district needs to acquire external funding in challenging economic times, the College Board established a team dedicated to provide expert knowledge, resources, and technical assistance to schools, districts, educational service centers, states, and institutes of higher education who apply for state and federal grants.
One Director, State and District Strategy and Outreach is located in each of the College Board's six regional offices and can provide support including but not limited to:
- Partnerships with applicants to develop grant proposals
- Technical assistance and strategy development
- Grant toolkits and resources
- Research and data
- In-kind services
- New England Regional and Middle State Regional Offices: Cassandra Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Midwest Regional Office: Penny Kotterman: email@example.com
- Southern Regional Office: Shari Pobjecky: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southwest Regional Office: James Lindsay: email@example.com
- Western Regional Office: Anita Cassity: firstname.lastname@example.org
How does College Board utilize grant professionals?
Periodically, the College Board outreaches to members of the grant professionals community to request application to be trained in College Board programs. Upon completion of a training workshop, grant professionals receive a certificate of completion and appear on a national list of "grant professionals trained in College Board programs." As constituents reach out to the College Board for contact information of grant professionals who can work with them on grant proposals, this list is provided.